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The project dovetails with a separate effort to sequence the whole exomes of the samples, the first 50,000 of which became available to researchers this month.

The government has also pledged €5 million from the European Regional Development Fund to support the integration of genetic data into routine medical care.

The center, set to open next year, will establish a national sequencing infrastructure, manage a national genome database, and make the data available for research.

Organizers will not only collect genetic data on participants, but report back genetic risks via the country's national health information system.

In a wide-ranging discussion, the two leaders touched upon vaccine development, infant mortality, US education, research funding, machine learning, and precision medicine.

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation launched the MMRF Answer Fund to engage researchers, clinicians, and patients in the search for better treatments.

The metrics are intended to provide an objective and constant way of evaluating the value of the repositories as well as the datasets they contain.

The US Congress has passed a $1 trillion spending bill that includes a hefty increase for NIH, though limits gene-editing research.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Funding expectations for 2013 have improved among genomics researchers, despite potential delays or cuts to budgets, according to the latest survey conducted by Mizuho Securities in collaboration with GenomeWeb.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Despite healthier than expected spending during the second quarter, life science researchers are expected to tighten their purse strings for the remainder of the year, according to the results of a survey conducted by investment firm Goldman Sachs.

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A New Zealand minister says the country's genetic modification laws need to be re-examined to help combat climate change, the New Zealand Herald reports.

A new analysis finds some cancers receive more nonprofit dollars than others.

An Australian mother's conviction in the deaths of her children may be re-examined after finding that two of the children carried a cardiac arrhythmia-linked gene variant.

In Science this week: comparative analysis of sex differences in mammal gene expression, and more.